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Publications (3)2.69 Total impact

  • S Katayama, B Dupuy, G Daube, B China, S T Cole
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    ABSTRACT: The intron-encoded endonuclease I-CeuI from Chlamydomonas eugametos was shown to cleave the circular chromosomes of all Clostridium perfringens strains examined at single sites in the rRNA operons, thereby generating ten fragments suitable for the rapid mapping of virulence genes by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). This method easily distinguishes between plasmid and chromosomal localisations, as I-CeuI only cuts chromosomal DNA. Using this approach, the genes for three of the four typing toxins, beta, epsilon, and tau, in addition to the enterotoxin and lambda-toxin genes, were shown to be plasmid-borne. In a minority of strains, associated with food poisoning, where the enterotoxin toxin gene was located on the chromosome, genes for two of the minor toxins, theta and mu, were missing.
    MGG - Molecular and General Genetics 08/1996; 251(6):720-6. DOI:10.1007/BF02174122
  • MGG - Molecular and General Genetics 01/1996; 251(6):720. DOI:10.1007/s004380050222
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    S.-I. Katayama, B Dupuy, T Garnier, S T Cole
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    ABSTRACT: The physical map of the 3.6-megabase chromosome of Clostridium perfringens CPN50 was extended by positioning sites for the endonucleases SfiI and I-CeuI, and in parallel, the gene map was expanded by using a genome scanning strategy. This involved the cloning and sequencing of random chromosomal fragments, identification of the functions of the putative genes by database searches, and then hybridization analysis. The current gene map comprises almost 100 markers, many of which encode housekeeping functions while others are involved in sporulation or pathogenesis. Strikingly, most of the virulence genes were found to be confined to a 1,200-kb segment of the chromosome near oriC, while the pleiotropic regulatory locus, virRS, was situated toward the putative replication terminus. A comparison of the gene maps of three endospore-forming bacilli, C. perfringens, Clostridium beijerinckii, and Bacillus subtilis, revealed a similar order and distribution of key sporulation and heat shock genes which might reflect an ancient evolutionary relationship.
    Journal of Bacteriology 11/1995; 177(19):5680-5. · 2.69 Impact Factor